Marleen Swerdlow

Contact

Dr. Marleen Swerdlow
Director of the General Business Program and B.B.A. Online Programs
Professor of Business Law

Phone: (409) 880- 8639
Email: swerdlowms@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 232

J.D.   University of Houston Law Center
B.S.   H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University
State Bar of Texas

Courses Taught

MBA:

Internship 
Special Topics in Management
The Legal Environment of Business 

Bachelors:

Business Ethics 
Business Law  
Special Problems in Business 
Special Topics in Business Law 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of On-Line Business Programs, Lamar University (July, 2012 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Director of General Business Programs, Lamar University - Beaumont (September, 2007 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1994 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1988 - 1994), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1984 - 1988), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Briefing Attorney for Judge Quentin Keith, Associate Justice, Ninth Court of Civil Appeals of Texas (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate, Weller, Wheelus & Green Law Firm (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

 

Service

Professional Service 

Chair: Committee / Task Force
2011 – 2015:  Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas (Local).  Torch Award for Non Profit Sector

Other Professional Service Activities
2015:  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (National).  Member
2012 – 2015:  Beta Gamma Sigma (International).
2011 – 2015:  State Bar of Texas (State).  Member of Bar and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2015:  ALI/ABA (National).  Member of ABA and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2015:  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Regional).  Member
2011 – 2015:  Jefferson County Bar Association (Local).  Member
2011 – 2015:  Alpha Kappa Psi (National).  Member

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Promotion to Full Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (G. Moss)  

Member:
2016:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for 4-year review (Colon)  
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Tenure/Promotion to Associate Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (Badua)  

Department Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  Personnel Committee re. Frank Badua  

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016:  General Business Program Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  General Business Program Committee Lamar University  

Member:
2015-2016:  Executive Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2014-2015:  Conferment  
2014-2015:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Executive Committee Lamar University 

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Graduate Faculty: Member  
2011-2012:  Business Law Faculty worked on creation of Minor in Business Law: Minor in Business Law was ultimately approved at the end of Fall 2011  

College Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  Selection Committee for Steinhagen Global Fellows 2015: Reviewed Student Essays for MBA Office  
2013:  College of Business Committee for Lamar University Academic Lecture Series (Spring 2013)
2013:  University Professor and Merit/Regent's Professor Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2012:  Advisement Center Advisory Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2016:  LU Ambassador Selection Committee -- Interviewed Ambassador Candidates  
2015:  Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education: Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education  
2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  Distance Education Committee  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Committee on Student Organizations  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Educator Preparation Council (EPC)  
2012 – 2014:  Communication Committee (AP Programs)  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series Committee  
2013:  Advisory Committee for Internships, Cooperative Education and Other Experiential Activities  
2013-2014:  Online Faculty Task Force  
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Associate Director Position  

University Assignments

Member:
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Director Position  

University Assignments

Member:
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Student Advising and Retention Council  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2012:  Spring Commencement -- Faculty Marshal  

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2015:  Temple Emanuel Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Hospitality Committee
2011 – 2014:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee, Ritual Committee

Member of a Committee
2015:  Temple Emanuel Nominating Committee for President-Elect
2015:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee
2011:  Junior League of Beaumont - Junior League of Beaumont Community Board (Representing Education)
2011:  Temple Emanuel Long Range Planning Committee

Other Community Service Activities
2011 – 2015:  American Heart Association Neighborhood Letter Writing Campaign
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood -- Deli Day Ticket Seller
2011:  Temple Emanuel -- Trustee on Board of Trustees

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Swerdlow, M., Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Natarajan, V. (in press, 2016).  Prohibiting Gray Market Prescription Drugs: The Ethical Dimensions.   Southern Law Journal.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (in press, 2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 15 Issue 2 (23-37).
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Swerdlow, M. S., & Baldo, M. (2014).  Congress Kickstarts Securities Laws to Jumpstart the Economy: The JOBS Act Awaits SEC Implementation.   Southern Law Journal, XXIV (1), 149-164.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2012).  Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Law Journal, 22 (1), 37-60.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015, October). LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Swerdlow, M. R., & Baldo, M. (2013, March). Power to the People?: The SEC Misses Its Deadline for Crowdfunding Regulations under the JOBS Act.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2011). Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.